AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.
The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, one that will open a host of legal challenges from major telcos like AT&T and Verizon.
Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.
With chief rival AT&T about to close its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV and embark on a major expansion of short-form video programming to smartphones and other mobile devices, Verizon is making moves of its own.
Marking a big milestone for its business and the industry at large, Boingo Wireless has signed a major multiyear Wi-Fi offload agreement with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier.
The Weather Channel is enduring yet another storm with a top pay-TV operator. On Monday, Verizon FiOS dropped the channel.
Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.
Longtime telecom executive Tony Melone, Verizon Communications' executive vice president of network, is retiring from the company.
CenturyLink said it has no near-term plans to sell off or trade any of its existing assets.
Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is confident that with the tw telecom acquisition firmly under the company's belt, it can now be a more formidable competitor against his main competitors--AT&T and Verizon--in the business services race. While AT&T and Verizon are still two of the largest enterprise service providers, Level 3 could become an even bigger threat to these carriers for five main reasons.